What to Expect at a Lactation Consultation
-A thorough history of mom and baby
-An assessment of areas of concern to mom such as nipple damage, thrush, plugged ducts or mastitis
-An assessment of baby's oral anatomy
-Baby is weighed before and after a breastfeeding to accurately assess milk transfer
-Observation of a breastfeeding session with counseling on positions and techniques to achieve more comfortable latch and most effective milk transfer
-Our IBCLCs will answer any questions you may have, and make sure you are comfortable breastfeeding your baby
-Together, you will decide on a plan of care that will help you reach your breastfeeding goals and will meet the needs of both you and your baby.
-We will coordinate care with your pediatrician and OB/GYN or midwife and send a written report of our visit
Please feel free to bring a support person with you to our consultation. They are often a big help when you try the techniques you've learned back at home!